The UCI is pleased to unveil the BMX track layout for the 3rd round of the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA. The event will be held together with the AST Dew Tour and the Toyota Challenge at the Energy Solutions Arena, downtown Salt Lake City. Yet another challenging track design has been created by Tom Ritz and the UCI track building crew. The temporary track is build outside the Energy Solutions Arena, together with a full Freestyle Motocross and BMX Dirt course, completely changing the skyline of downtown Salt Lake City.
Ryan Guettler has done some gardening in his backyard. In fact, the gardening was done with a nailgun, some sawblades and plenty of wood. Ryan is now the owner of a backyard spine ramp and recently had an opening barbeque with all his friends in Greenville, North Carolina. It's not quite the same as Ryan Nyquist's Unit or Dave Mirra's warehouse down the street but it makes riding so much better if you can just hit it up in your backyard. Just check the photos of the first session.
Have you seen Ryan's 2008 Black Pearl Limited bike yet?
This weekend the Bulls Spine Jam took place at europe's biggest bike-business trade show. National and international BMX rider showed spectacular tricks and BMX action. Saturday, 15. september 2007, IFMA Cologne: Nine o´clock on time the first BMX riders from Germany and Europe are doing warm-up runs for the contest at the Braun Spine Ramp, the world´s biggest mobile ramp. Beneath are top-class Pro and Amateur riders such as Phil Aller, Mark Webb and Chris Mahoney from England but also the twelve-years-old local and BULLS teamrider David Theisen from Cologne.
This year’s last T-Mobile Local Support Challenge will happen on September 22nd in the discipline BMX street. Emmering, the host spot, is happy to invite to its Tretlager Hall near Munich. And the set up of the 4000 square metres should make your hearts beat faster: Wooden trails, a bowl with a hip, many street obstacles like a 5m jumpbox, a quarter with sub box, a curved wallride, a quarter section including spines & more wallrides and the “Monster Box”, a huge quarter-bank-quarter-combination. There’s definitely a lot to shred for each team.
The United Bike Co. Crew doesn't sit still. They've been touring the USA to film for "Don't matter", and recently went on the Mega Props Euro tour which they've shown on their website quite a bit. I'm sure it's off to Interbike soon.
The "Don't Matter" DVD has come as an extra with some (video) magazines but they're giving out Free DVD's and A2 size posters of their team rider Nathan Williams to anyone (worldwide) who is going to e-mail them through their website.
What: Each year the pros in our sport vote for the Number One Rider in each of the following categories: street, ramp, dirt, flat, race, and best video part. At the huge party, the award winners are presented a big, shiny cup and a year's worth of bragging rights. There is an open bar, special guests, and lots of other entertainment lined up. Basically this is the biggest party in BMX and you need to be there. Who: NORA cup is open to the public, but since the party is in a bar in a casino, it is a 21 and over event. Everyone who is anyone in BMX will be there—industry professionals and riders alike. TJ Lavin will be the host of the awards and there will be several historic and influential presenters, so get ready for a great show. After the awards are handed out there will be a special performance by Mini Kiss, a Kiss cover band comprised entirely of "little people"!
He used to be called Johnny but from now on it's fair to call him John. It's Heaton's B-day this week. He turns 27. Hurts doesn't it Johnny? 18 September 1979 - Simon O'Brien 19 September 1969 - Dave Parrick 19 September 1968 - Mike Dominguez 20 September 1980 - John Heaton 22 September 1970 - Bill Nitschke 23 September 1982 - Koji Kraft
The Felt crew has been bringing out short videos featuring their ace rider Scotty Cranmer. The latest video is sick again. Scotty flairwhips in a miniramp and pulls a frontflip variation that people have been trying and thinking about for a long time. Now that it has been pulled, more people will follow but it was Scotty who showed that the trick is actually possible. Scotty might have slept a lot while he was over here for the BMX Masters but when he's awake, he's on fire. The next round of the Dew Tour will take place next week (FATBMX will be there) and we're pretty positive we'll get to see that trick in real life.
Now hit that video and while you're on the FELTBMX website, check out their 2008 line.
Groups of young BMXers from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Leende have joined forces in creating three permanent dirt spots. The BMXers collected signatures of people supporting their project and approached their local governments, which eventually granted the necessary permits. The international Red Bull Backyard Digger team will come to The Netherlands to support the BMXers with machines and know-how in building the spots of their dreams.